The seventh Joint Agent Workshop and Symposium (JAWS-2008)

October 29-31, 2008

Otsu Prince Hotel

[Abstract due]
August 1, 2008

[Full paper due]
August 22, 2008

Agent is autonomous software interacting with users and other agents intelligently and a core technology for constructing the next-generation distributed systems. Many researchers have been made a lot of effort to study agent technologies. The aim of the workshop and symposium is to bring together researchers who can contribute to a better understanding of agent technologies. JAWS is an inter-organizational event that JSSST SIG multi-agent and cooperative computation, IEICE SIG artificial intelligence, IPSJ SIG intelligence and complex systems, and JSAI SIG knowledge base systems co-sponsor.

JAWS has become a successful event in Hakodate (2002), Awajishima (2003), Karuizawa (2004), Hakone (2005), Suzuka (2006), and Okinawa (2007). JAWS2008 will be held at the Otsu Prince Hotel in Shiga. It is quite valuable that all the agent researchers/developers come together and exchange information/knowledge at the place where major SIGs on agent technologies get together.

JAWS2008 consists of general research sessions, invited speaker sessions, organized sessions, IPSJ SIG-ICS session, and a mentoring program. All participants are expected to stay at the Otsu Prince Hotel, which enables the participants to be deep in discussion. The Otsu Prince Hotel has a superb view of beautiful Lake Biwa and provides ample facilities. We are sure that the discussion in JAWS2008 is very fruitful.

Researchers and developers who are engaged in agent technologies and related technologies, and are interested in its application are very welcome to JAWS2008. After the workshop and symposium, the special issue of "software agent and its application" is planned to publish in the IEICE transaction.



JAWS-08 welcomes submissions on mainstream agent topics as well as novel cross-cutting work in related areas. Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Agent concept/theory/technology
    • basic theory
    • agent communication protocol
    • agent architecture
    • agent description language
    • agent coordination techniques
    • agent implementation/framework
    • agent interface
  • Agent applications
    • information gathering/integration/circulation
    • mobile/P2P communication support
    • communityware/socialware
    • semantic web/web2.0
    • internet application system
    • support for cooperative work
    • network management/operation
    • web-based training
    • application for industrial systems
    • electronic commerce
    • auction and computational mechanism design
    • agent simulation
    • grid and agent
    • application for software engineering


[Important Dates]

Abstract due: August 1, 2008
Full paper due: August 22, 2008
Accept/Reject notification: September 19, 2008
Camera-ready due: September 26, 2008
Symposium: October 29-31, 2008
Paper due for the special track in IEICE Transaction: November 28, 2008
Publication of the special track in IEICE Transaction: November, 2009



Abstract submission and full paper submission can be done through the following web site. When submitting an abstract, the information of title, authors, affiliation, and abstract (30-50 words) are required.

=> [Submission site]


[Registration fee]


# Early registration: Aug. 1 to Sep. 30::Late registration: Oct. 1 to Oct. 15



Otsu Prince Hotel
4-7-7 Nionohama, Otsu-shi, Shiga 520-8520 TEL: 077-521-1111

# Conference rate will be available.


[Best paper award, best student paper award]

Several papers will be nominated for the best paper award candidates based on the reviews. Best paper will be selected through the election by program committee members. Best student paper will be selected among the student papers.


[Organized session]

The sessions focused on the following topics will be held. Each session is not closed. So, you can choose an organized session or a general session at your submission.

  • agent-base simulation (organizer: Shigeaki NISHINO
  • web agent (organizer: Naoki FUKUTA
  • agent technologies for ubiquitous computing (organizer: Fuyuki ISHIKAWA and Keni TEI
  • agent model and service science (organizer: Akira NAMATAME


[IPSJ SIG-ICS session]

Mechanism Design and Electronic Commerce

With explosive diffusion of electric market and web service, new electric markets have been appeared that computers support human to sell/buy new services/goods. The auction theory and the mechanism design theory gather attention to construct such a market. The theme of the IPSJ SIG-ICS session is auction and mechanism design including the following topics: electronic commerce, market mechanism, financial engineering, game theory, algorithmic trading, electronic market, auction theory, sponsored search, computational mechanism design, agent supporting electronic trading, information goods, Web service, collective intelligence, prediction market, and related issues.


[Doctoral mentoring program]

A doctoral mentoring program will be held, intended for PhD students in advanced stages of their research. This program will provide an opportunity for students to interact closely with established researchers in their fields, to receive feedback on their work and to get advice on managing their careers. The detailed information will be announced on the symposium web site.


[To international students]

We encourage international students to submit your papers. Papers written in English and English presentations are very welcome. JAWS2008 is a good opportunity to interact with researchers including PhD students working in Japan to each other.


[Sponsorship & Support]

JAWS-2008 is sponsored by

  • SIG-multiagent and cooperative computation (JSSST)
  • SIG-artificial intelligence (IEICE)
  • SIG-intelligence and complex systems (IPSJ)
  • SIG-knowledge base system (JSAI)
JAWS-2008 is supported by
  • IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter



Shigeo Matsubara
Department of Social Informatics
Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501
E-mail: jaws2008-core(at mark)


JAWS-2008 program committee

Program Chair
Shigeo Matsubara (Kyoto Univ.)

Planning Committee
Chair: Hiromitsu Hattori (Kyoto Univ.)
          Yoko Kubota (Kyoto Univ.)
          Terumi Kosugi (Kyoto Univ.)

Editor-in-chief of the special issue of IEICE Transaction
Akihiko Ohsuga (UEC)

Program Committee
Sachiyo Arai (Chiba Univ.)
Satoru Fujita (Hosei Univ.)
Shigeru Fujita (CIT)
Kensuke Fukuda (NII)
Naoki Fukuta (Shizuoka Univ.)
Hiro Hattori (Kyoto Univ.)
Katsutoshi Hirayama (Kobe Univ.)
Ryutaro Ichise (NII)
Michita Imai (Keio Univ.)
Toru Ishida (Kyoto Univ.)
Fuyuki Ishikawa (NII)
Takayuki Ito (NIT)
Koji Iwanuma (Yamanashi Univ.)
Atsushi Iwasaki (Kyushu Univ.)
Kiyoshi Izumi (AIST)
Daisuke Katagami (TIT)
Takashi Kato (Iwate Prefectural Univ.)
Hidenori Kawamura (Hokkaido Univ.)
Tetsuo Kinoshita (Tohoku Univ.)
Yasuhiko Kitamura (Kwansei Gakuin Univ.)
Setsuya Kurahashi (Tsukuba Univ.)
Satoshi Kurihara (Osaka Univ.)
Kazuhiro Kuwabara (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
Shigeo Matsubara (Kyoto Univ.)
Togoro Matsui (TUS)
Tokuro Matsuo (Yamagata Univ.)
Tsunenori Mine (Kyushu Univ.)
Koichi Moriyama (Osaka Univ.)
Hiroyuki Nakagawa (UEC)
Akira Namatame (NDA)
Shuji Narasaki (Nagasaki Univ.)
Shigeaki Nishino (Univ. of Tokyo)
Akihiko Ohsuga (UEC)
Tetsuo Ono (Future-Univ. Hakodate)
Eichi Osawa (Future-Univ. Hakodate)
Tadachika Ozono (NIT)
Yuko Sakurai (Kyushu Univ.)
Hiroshi Sato (NDA)
Jun Sawamoto (Iwate Prefectural Univ.)
Hajime Sawamura (Niigata Univ.)
Kosuke Shinoda (NDA)
Toramatsu Shintani (NIT)
Takuo Suganuma (Tohoku Univ.)
Kenji Sugawara (CIT)
Toshiharu Sugawara (Waseda Univ.)
Yasuyuki Sumi (Kyoto Univ.)
Keiki Takadama (UEC)
Daishi Takahashi (Okayama Univ.)
Kenji Tei (Waseda Univ.)
Fujio Toriumi (Nagoya Univ.)
Takao Terano (TIT)
Hidekazu Tsuji (Tokai Univ.)
Takahiro Uchiya (NIT)
Seiji Yamada (NII)
Hiroshi Yamaki (Nagoya Univ.)
Gaku Yamamoto (IBM Japan)
Hitoshi Yamamoto (Risho Univ.)
Michiya Yamamoto (Okayama Prefectural Univ.)
Makoto Yokoo (Kyushu Univ.)
Nobukazu Yoshioka (NII)